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 George Kniseley

George Kniseley

York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 Nov 1835 (aged 65)
Lewis County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Jane Lew, Lewis County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 35058112 · View Source
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George Kniseley is my third great, grandfather. He is most beloved for the valentine that he wrote to a young girl by the name of Annie Eibe. That Valentine has been preserved and is in the Historial Society in Clarksburg,Harrison County, West Virginia.
So that you may enjoy what he wrote in the valentine, his words are placed here for all of George and Annie's (Nancy) descendants.

I (Eleanor Law Johnson)received an email from Bruce Ipe (Eib). He had found my name on a message board. He sent the most precious article about our ancestor George Kniseley chosing Anne Eib as a valentine and the exact words he wrote to her. The actual valentine is in the Historical Society in Clarksburg, West Virginia. The article was in Clarksburg---My Hometown Series by Dorothy Davis. It is in her article that describes George's valentine titled:
Early Valentine Linked Couple for Year By Dorothy Davis....
George wrote to Annie....whom he later married...
"My love, it being my lot to draw your name it gave me unexpressible joy to think of making choice of you for my Valentine in consideration of which I send you this small token as a sign of my unfeigned love and gratitude toward you, meaning nothing thereby but civility and good behaviour. I intend shortly to pay you a visit, and as I have not here room to reveal unto you the sentiments of my mind, I will then make them known unto you with my tongue, and only interpreter of my heart. Until which time I remain, Your most affectionate and humble servant, George Knisely to Ann Eibe, March 28, 1793."
In each scallop at the edge of the valentine is one word which if read clockwise tells: "A ring is round and has no end so is my love to you my friend."
They married about 1796 and had 14 children.
Source on Death:
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Jesse Run Hackers Creek
Lewis Co., W.Va
George d 9/N/1835 age 64 (birth abt 1771)
Nancy d 6/1/1863 w/o George age 85 yrs. 3 mo. (birth about 1778
I do see a descrepancy between this source and the actual stone. I will try and verify with another source. West VA Death Records Online do not seem to have that record.

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  • Created by: Eleanor L. Johnson
  • Added: 21 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35058112
  • Eleanor L. Johnson
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Kniseley (10 Apr 1770–9 Nov 1835), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35058112, citing Jesse Run Church Cemetery, Jane Lew, Lewis County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Eleanor L. Johnson (contributor 23983836) .